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'Harriet,' the first film about Tubman, premieres in Toronto

Sep. 11, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman. Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the...

At Toronto, audiences to feast on a fall film omnibus

Sep. 4, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a movie first comes in contact with an audience, strange things can happen. Take, for instance, the case of "Dolemite," Rudy Ray Moore's classic 1975 Blaxploitation film. A shambling, cheaply made, mostly non-professional production seemed surely headed for the dustbin before a crowded...

Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood goes all-in on original films

Aug. 27, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold's "Ford v. Ferrari" — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director's agent had some advice. "Enjoy this," Mangold recalled him saying. "This will be the last one of these you ever make." "Ford v Ferrari," which...

'Joker,' Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers pic among TIFF selections

Jul. 23, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF Artistic...